Leslie is a volunteer adviser in the Dumfries CAB and has been in this role since 2010. 

Leslie’s professional background is ostensibly in local government. After qualifying as a solicitor, he held a number of management posts with Dumfries and Galloway Council, including Director of Corporate Services and Depute Chief Executive. He retired from the Council in 2009. 

He lives in Ruthwell and is actively involved in a number of local bodies, including the Community Council and the Gretna Landmark Trust. He is Chair of the 7stanes Mountain Biking Community Interest Company.